Saturday, December 5, 2009

Examples of Leaving Certificate Work

Today Form IV begin the process of choosing subjects for their Leaving Certificate. All Form IV pupils will recieve information on the course outlines of all subjects from which they may choose. The following posts include examples of Leaving Certificate Craftwork, Still Life and Life Drawing; the three main areas of focus in the Leaving Certificate Art Craft and Design Syllabus.

Preparatory Studies and Clay Model

Clay Modelling Craftwork by Rosemary Wentges    (OC)

Preparatory Studies and completed Poster Craft

Poster Craftwork by Luise Hell     (OC)

Preparatory Studies and completed Batik

Batik Craftwork by Celeste Weatherhead   (OC)

Still Life

Drawings By Jessica Dean and Poppy Vernon  Form VI.

Life Drawing

  Drawings by Mikeila Cameron (OC)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's Photo

Today's photo is an award winning photo by Poppy Vernon, Form VI. Poppy shot this photograph entitled 'Books of Common Prayer', at St. Audeon's Church and it became the winning photograph in the youth catagory of the National Heritage Week's  photographic competition.

Primary Colours

This Painted Fish by Eireann Tinkoff, Form I, focuses on the use of Primary Colours. The bright colours are very attractive and the brushstrokes in the background help to convey the sense of movement in the fish.

Nicloa Dalrymple, Form I (see below) has used black strong outlines in her composition which is reminiscent of the work of Paul Gauguin. Gauguin's paintings in Tahiti used  Primary Colours and dark outlines.

Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'

Yesterday, Sccart posted news of Emily Robyn Archer's upcoming exhibition at the M.S.T.L on South William Street on December 10th . In the Art Department archive we found some work by Emily. This work created when she was a pupil in Form IV at the College, and we are sure the English Department will be interested to see it.  She designed this poster (see below) for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (the SCC Shakespeare Society's production in 2002). Her poster then went on to become part of a competition in which pupils at the college were invited to decorate her design. This poster below was coloured by Jonathan Hollis (OC) when he was in Form I.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Old Columban, Emily Robyn Archer

An Exhibition of new work by OC Emily Robyn Archer opens at the M.S.T.L, Top Floor, 11 South William Street, Dublin 2, at 7pm on Thursday 10th December 2009. She studied Fine Art at the N.C.A.D. and has taken part in many exhibitions and shows since graduating. She was recently awarded a Bursary Residency at the Belmont Mill Artists Studios. This upcoming show is her first solo exhibition .

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

There was an old woman who lived in a..................

                                                                             .....SHOE!            Observational Drawings by members of Form I. It seems shoes are also a popular source of inspiration!

Vincent Van Gogh's Shoes Painting can be viewed below.
This is one of many pairs of shoes and clogs he drew and painted.You may enjoy looking at the Van Gogh Museum to see more of his work.

More Shoes.........

Sarah Whelan                              Louisa Gibbs

Sally Kemp

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Observational Drawing, Form I

Beverages, drinking vessels and bottles are age-old subject matter for artists and are used on a regular basis by our pupils as subject matter for observational drawing.

Jessica Beresford      Form I         'Bottle'

Paul Cézanne is famed for his Still Life Paintings; check out the bottles and glass in the painting below Still Life with Peppermint Bottle.

Paul Cézanne                              'Still life with Peppermint Bottle'.

Form I and Form Primary Drawing

Samuel Clarke                            Form I

Orla Mc Cooey                         Form I

Marina Wright                                      Form Primary

Simon Glennon           Form Primary

Monday, November 30, 2009


Clara Murphy                      Form Primary                              'Leaf'